Giving Objects Meaning

When is a chair more than a chair? What good is a graduated cylinder outside of a science lab? Using objects is a great way to build stories in museums. They are part of what separates museums from textbooks and non-fiction writing; they give visitors something tangible to look at and connect to when they […]

Reflecting on World Diabetes Day 2014

Last Friday was World Diabetes Day, and Banting House National Historic Site of Canada celebrated in style! We had just under a hundred visitors come through the doors for our afternoon Open House and main event in the evening. Grant and I went up to Sir Frederick G. Banting Secondary School in London along with our […]

World Diabetes Day Is Here!

Happy Birthday Sir Frederick Banting! Today is World Diabetes Day and people across the world are coming together to celebrate the research that has been done to help people with diabetes lead better lives. It is also a day to reflect on the work that still needs to be done to find a cure. World Diabetes […]

Behind the Scenes: This Week’s Adorable Tours!

It’s the end of my first week of being in charge at Banting House, and I have to say, it’s been pretty nice. I’ve had the opportunity to connect a little more with the volunteers, and they’ve all been very helpful. I’ve also been preparing some ideas for World Diabetes Day. There’s a new “WDD […]

Fun Facts about the Flame of Hope!

This week, I’ve spent a lot of time learning everything there is to know about the Flame of Hope, and I finally finished the Wikipedia article I’ve been creating for it! Photograph by: Mark Spowart What I usually tell people on my tours is that the Flame of Hope honours all those affected by diabetes […]